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Palin: A scuffed image?

— Per the Boston Globe: "Palin introduced herself to a nation as a conventional homemaker eager to shatter convention -- the hockey mom roughing up the power brokers, a reformer with a bipartisan streak. But that maverick image -- along with her poll numbers -- has been scuffed, if not reshaped. The designer eyeglasses are the same, but it's clear many voters outside the Republican base are looking at her through a changed lens."